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April 10, 2008

Water News Time to check sump pumps

Health Hibernation for transplantation
Scientists are working on ways to shut down the human body in a state similar to hibernation in order to prevent tissue damage in the event of major trauma -- or organ transplantation

News The Mona Lisa of gas stations
It has a concrete roof in an inverted arc, which makes it distinctly modernist in its own way. Now, whether it's really a Mona Lisa in its own right is probably an overstatement, but there's definitely something to be said for putting a little style into the ordinary -- including gas stations. Speaking of the Mona Lisa, researchers think they know who she is.

The United States of America The most patriotic rock in western Iowa

The United States of America Cosby's message to the black community really applies to the entire country
He calls for better parenting, more responsibility for one's own health, more encouragement of education and particularly higher education, and more entrepreneurialism. That's an appropriate message for everybody.

The United States of America "We need to get money out of government. Only then will money not be important in politics."
Probably the most important thing Rep. Ron Paul has ever said. Unfortunately, his Presidential campaign took a sad turn towards isolationism and nativism, which really undercut his cause.

Computers and the Internet Tax season is the perfect time for a reminder: Back-up your computer files
Murphy's Law prevails nowhere more than with the personal computer: At just the moment you need your data the most, there's always a chance that something will go horribly wrong. Critical files should be backed up frequently -- monthly at the very least, if not weekly or even more often. Portable hard drives cost practically nothing anymore, and they can provide an unbeatable safety net.

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